ST. JOHN 65, MACKSVILLE 49 - Chase Fisher muscled inside for 18 points and St. John converted 23 free throws to beat Central Prairie League rival Macksville 65-49 in the Keady Classic semifinals. No. 1 ranked Class 2A St. John will play the Spearville-Hoisington winner in Saturday's finals at Larned Middle School.
Great Bend plays Junction City in a home basketball opener at 6 p.m. Friday. Students can enter to win a free pair of Brooks shoes in honor of coach Tim Brooks' first home game at Great Bend. The Great bend High School booster club will pass out free Santa Claus hats.
NATOMA - The Pawnee Heights Tigers (3-0) beat Palco 59-32 Tuesday in the Natoma Basketball Tournament for their best start in recent memory. Kade Scott scored 24 points, including a 10-point first quarter. Spencer VanMeter added 12 points.
RUSSELL - Nickerson's basketball teams swept Plainville Monday in the Amos Morris George Stevens Basketball Classic at Russell High School. The Central Plains boys play Lincoln at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Russell High School. The Oiler girls play Lincoln at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.